February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1637Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British forces seize the Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.
- 1870The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
- 1918The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
- 1945World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
- 1966The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
- 1967Ronald Ryan, the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.
- 2007A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
- 2030New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1808Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
- 1918Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
- 1920Russell Arms, American actor and singer
- 1925Keith Dunstan, Australian author and journalist
- 1941Bridget Hanley, American actress
- 1945Johnny Cymbal, American singer and songwriter (d. 1993)
- 1959Ferzan Özpetek, Turkish film director
- 1963Raghuram Rajan, American economist
- 1972Mart Poom, Estonian footballer
- 1983Silambarasan Rajendar, Indian actor
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